User Guide - Table of Contents

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Getting Started
Viewing and creating teaching files is as easy as surfing the web.
To create your own cases, you'll need to fill out the registration form.
Once you've signed up, enter your username and password to access your personal teaching file manager.
Change your password or edit your user information.
Exploring the Repository
Fewer clicks, faster response. Spend more time looking at cases.
Drill down to cases by anatomy and pathology categories, or explore collections of cases that have been organized in hierarchical web folders.
Perform a full text search, or look up a case by its case number.
Specify a query using any combination of attributes, such as author, modality, patient information, and exam date.
Using contextual search, find related cases in Study Share from the HRS workstation to aid in decision support.
Enlarge or shrink case images, view them on a black background, retrieve the original formats, and save them to your hard drive.
Training mode allows you to view cases as unknowns and then progressively reveal the findings, diagnosis, and discussion text.
Some cases contain animated movies (such as ultrasound clips) or audio files. You can view these in your browser with the appropriate plug-in.
Leave comments on cases for others to read.
Use the case viewer to present cases at conferences without having to use Powerpoint.
Search for a user by name, email, or login ID.
Inform your colleagues about interesting cases.
Save search requests and have results automatically emailed to you.
Creating and Editing Cases
Create a case in your account through a web-form launched from a HRS workstation.
Prepare images for cases and send them to the teaching file server using DICOM or file upload.
Start the Case Editor to create a new case or edit an existing case.
Enter the title, patient information, anatomy, pathology, modalities, and other attributes.
Enter history, findings, diagnosis, discussion, references, and other text.
Submit the form to save your changes to the server.
Add any kind of file to a case by uploading it through your web browser.
Add an annotated version of an image to a case.
Add images and properties to the case from the teaching file's DICOM queue.
Edit captions, reorder images, delete images, and control when images are displayed.
Edit case text from within the case viewer.
Remove a case and its images from the repository.
Approve cases that have not yet been certified for accuracy or quality.
Create a case automatically by sending an email to the teaching file system.
Create a case automatically by copying images to a shared folder.
Working with Folders
View collections of cases organized by your peers, and learn about your Home Folder.
Make a folder to start collecting links to interesting cases.
Add cases to folders for future reference.
Remove cases from a folder you own, or remove cases that you've added to someone else's folder.
Give a folder a new name or edit its description.
Move a folder to a new location in the hierarchy.
Make a folder public or private, or share it with a group.
Managing Groups
See which groups you belong to, and which groups you control.
Create a new group and assign members to the group.
Add or remove members from a group you control. Rename or delete a group.
Publishing, Exporting, and Importing
Send cases to or other web-accessible teaching file servers, so they can be viewed outside the firewall.
Create a PowerPoint presentation by exporting a case.
Save your cases to a disk and take them with you. No software needed!
Generate MIRC XML copies of your cases, so they can be transferred into any standardized teaching file system.
Save your case images to a disk so that you can access them offline.
Upload cases that were created in an external system.
Other Information
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